During one of our long walks around Paris some weeks ago, we happened to pass the Opera.
We saw a lot of photographers with big cameras and a lot of other equipment. They all took pictures of this model. I have no idea who had designed these clothes she was wearing, but I managed to squeeze in and take my own picture.
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holmertz (31208) 2013-10-15 1:50
Det var väl inte världens snyggaste dräkt, men det är en lustig kontrast mellan den levande modellen och statyn, vars klädsel avslöjar betydligt mer. Miljön är ju fin och ljuset lämpade sig perfekt för fotografering.
Royaldevon (21367) 2013-10-15 2:00
We see them here!
We see them there!
Yes, I remember the song, too, Gunnar!
What a classic pose!
Fine details of the model set against smooth textures of the wall. It certainly would not have worked if you had fixed her against the gate.
You know, I don't think I had a waist as slim as that when I was born!!
have a great day,
papagolf21 (79512) 2013-10-15 2:35
Bonjour, cher Günnar,
Bravo pour cette prise de vue présentant un mannequin, ā ce propos, elle ressemble ā s'y méprendre ā un mannequin de cire (particuličrement au niveau du visage et de sa posture).
Trčs bien vu.
ikeharel (43877) 2013-10-15 2:45
A fabulous moment you managed to collect.
The beautiful lady-model stood just afoot under the statue, by itslf a woman pose like a model. Nice contrast.
exquisite clear view and well managed the shaded area.
The iron gate spears and decorative elements in gold also attractively shown. The Opera is one of the most decorated edifices in Paris.
Cheers, a fine photo applied.
gojo (1317) 2013-10-15 2:54
Om jag minns rätt....
Bra fångat, med fin inramning runt modellen. Hon ser nästan ut som en docka från en skyltfönster, vilket bidrar till bildens kvalitet på nåt märkligt sätt, tycker jag.
Nicou (105629) 2013-10-15 7:10
quelle charmante dame toute élégante et gracieuse superbe vue avec ces barričre et les dorures de chaque côté merveilleux et la statue quel rendu sur la pierre aussi splendide.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (13553) 2013-10-15 8:49
Original and very nice dress of the model, you picture can be used for afashion magazine, the photo is simply perfect
pajaran (41591) 2013-10-15 9:46
Dobro evce .
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazana arhitektura i model.
Moda je mocna stvar, zene vole modernu garderobu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Intetesantan article about the place and the moment ...
A good time recording, beautiful architecture and the model shown.
Fashion is a powerful thing, women like modern clothes.
Good evening and all the best.
UlfE (14112) 2013-10-15 10:31
Ja, även om du trängde dig fram och lyckades ta en bild så blev den ju fantastiskt bra. Jag tvivlar på någon av fotograferna med den dyra och tunga utrustningen tog en bättre bild än denna. Den unga damen på bilden har nog inte en aning om den gamla Kinkslåt som har fått ge namn åt bilden. Ha en bra kväll!
rbassin (13265) 2013-10-15 10:37
une excellente prise de vue de ce modéle inconnu.
J'aime bien le cadrage avec la statue en arričre plan,c'est bien pensé.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-10-15 10:53
hai saputo approfittare molto bene dell'occasione e ne č uscita una foto dall'aspetto molto elegante nella composizione alla quale ovviamente ha contribuito molto la presenza della modella che pur in un bel contesto č divenuta il soggetto principale.
Ottima la cura del colore e la finezza del dettaglio come rilevabile facilmente dal cancello.
Una foto molto, molto elegante.
Ciao e buona serata
tyro (15675) 2013-10-15 13:24
Well, Gunnar, very well done indeed for being "bold as brass" and squeezing in to take this lovely picture! I hope that the "professional" glamour photographers weren't too upset - sometimes people like that can be very possessive and very rude - it sometimes makes me feel that I don't want to be associated with phootography when I meet photographers like that.
And this certainly isn't the Phantom from L'Opera: this is a very pretty and elegant young lady very well presented. And you have taken her against a fine background - a background which is classic but not overwhelming and which does not detract from the young lady herself.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-10-15 13:37
Hello dear Gunnar,
A very different capture in your gallery !
Not only thoe model herself but her background is also just perfect.
TFS and best regards
Periko (1373) 2013-10-15 16:11
Composiciķn que muestra una mujer de carne y hueso y otra de piedra, compitiendo en belleza. Asi mismo la reja con motivos dorados es un gran complemento para la escena.
macjake (45556) 2013-10-15 17:14
are you sure she's real? holly cow, she looks like a manequin! looks fake!
that is the strangest top I've ever seen, it flares out like a tent :)
glad to see you added in the gold color on the left for balance and interest.
cool and funny at the same time
mvdisco (17112) 2013-10-15 17:47
Hi Gunnar, Bonjour,
A nice portrait of this model ,
well presented and composed,
Excellent architecture on background too,
good tone of colors and light.
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-10-15 22:28
A striking shot Gunnar and a case of being in the right place at the right time and using it to advantage. In addition to the fine capture of the model the architectural detailing in your composition is beautifully crisp and clean. You've made the absolute best of thus unexpected opportunity with a beautifully balanced shot. Warm regards rosemary
kato (9492) 2013-10-16 1:42
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the historical/tasteful statue and the elegant gate with good design/color combination in front of the Opera, and the beautiful fashion model who has a handbag in the hand and wears the blue formal dress. You got a good chance meeting such a photo session in city.
Fis2 (76908) 2013-10-16 8:52
Two beautiful women...
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice evening
williewhistler (9787) 2013-10-16 12:09
beauty they say,is in the eye of the beholder,here we have the choice of two rather different styles to enjoy.
A very clever grab shot,well done.
photoray (6628) 2013-10-16 17:09
This retro look to the early 60s is in a fine setting, the opulent Opera house front, including the nude statue to ogle.
I have always been attracted to females and their costumes.
Graal (92110) 2013-10-16 23:46
amazing two models and costumes. On sculpture is more attractive for me (WS), hehe. Good shot and reportage from nice place in Paris. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
Oceania (3199) 2013-10-17 6:41
This model more likes a wax model. She is beautiful and in good shape. Just post too stiff. Anyway, you got a good catch, maybe a very famous model.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-10-17 6:55
Ciao Gunnar, great portrait of lovely woman in a fascinating ambientation, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (18506) 2013-10-17 11:02
I wonder if she's a famous French actress, maybe that's why a lot of photographers were taking pictures of her. It's great that you braved your way through the professionals and managed to take this lovely picture. They surely were after the face and the outfit but your composition is very thorough, interesting and attractive. I like very much how she stands out against the elegant architecture and particularly how she's juxtaposed with the classical beauty of the statue that doesn't count on clothes to express itself. The golden tones bring in a very pleasing, contrasting brightness that goes so well with the dark blue:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-17 22:18
Hello Gunnar, of course the title is synonym to fashion and elegance and your picture is a great proof of that!!
all the best
siudzi (27697) 2013-10-18 23:59
This is really great one! You took this opportunity so well to achieve such a fantastic image. Perfectly seen and executed scene with excellent quality and interesting composition. Like it! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
Buin (42118) 2013-10-19 9:24
What a souvenir of Paris - and truly not an everday one! You did a very good job considering the surroundings you mentioned in your note. I like howe you could "place" her in your photo - in context with this statue. She nearly looks like a manikin ...
A woth seeing contribution!
Greetings to you both from today late summerly Siegen. 21°C - and bright sunshine!
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-10-21 6:14
it is a lovely photography - 'the stolen picture which I love to do when there's a chance' - love the clarity, colour, angled pose and the sharpness to me the exposure is also fantastic and so the white balance. Her outfit creates a lot of contrast which always tends to draw the eyes and separates the model from the background very well, great too that there's no eye connection as she actually did not pose for you. Beautiful model, great capture, Congrats, TFS
Didi (51253) 2013-10-21 9:16
Nice pretty woman but she looks sad while waiting the orders of the cameramen to get ready
You should wait a little bit for taking a picture while she take another expression
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-21 13:54
Well done! I only pity the husbands who will be asked: "Does the flare of this jacket make my hips look big?"
eldancer1 (20690) 2013-10-23 7:49
You were very lucky to come upon this beautiful fashion model, she is pretty with nice posing. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
(Those horses are wild but one can get very close to them like a few feet, they are used to seeing people all the time.)
larsy (28) 2013-10-25 4:20
DCräkten ser inte så modern ut. Påminner mer om Starwars än haute coutur.
bayno (18334) 2013-10-25 7:56
I'm really amazed by the details of your powershot, good natural colors, beautiful model, i like your squeeze, never banal your shots...well done...
emka (64110) 2013-10-26 22:08
Hi Gunnar, You could be one of these fashion photographer. Excellent photo of this posing model with lovely background. She has nice dress but I will not follow it, haha, how I would look like in it. Superb composition, simply perfect.
mcmtanyel (5143) 2013-10-29 20:47
A very nice photo showing women of different eras, one classical woman on a pedestal and one post-modern woman on the sidewalk. What strikes me most are the eyes of the model, it must be the makeup but they look so hollow, almost like the eyes of zombies - scary stuff! :-))
gus72 (3380) 2013-11-18 19:30
HI Gunnar !!
you got yourself a great photo..... very nice setting and a good looking model
The details are very sharp and the colours look very natural.
I think that you should try your luck in Hollywood next !!!!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (33856)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 1:03